What Is Grounding? And How Do You Do It?

After Psychic Protection, Energetic Grounding is probably the most important skill you can develop if you are interested in psychic or energetic work.

What Is Grounding?

Grounding your energies means to bring them back to a more physical, earthly vibration. This is an essential skill to learn for psychic development as you need to come back to physical reality after working at other levels.

It will also be of use if you ever feel a bit ‘away with the fairies’ and is a key skill in learning to control your abilities… and it will help to clear your head if you ever need it.

How Do We Do This Grounding Thing?

Visualisation is the main element that you will use. If you’re not very good at seeing things in your own mind, don’t worry, you’ll get used to it. If you’re really not very visual at the moment simply take the focus of your attention to the places or areas of your body mentioned, or feel a sensation in the area. It really is the intention that will make this work rather than anything else, so don’t worry too much about getting it exactly right.

A Very Simple Grounding Exercise
  • Stand with your feet hip width apart allowing you arms to hang loosely at your sides.
  • Slightly bend your knees and allow your weight to sink into your feet.
  • Gently rock back and forth on your feet a few times to find your balance.
  • Take all of your awareness to your feet and in particular to point at the base of the ball of your foot (about 1/3rd down your foot between the big and 2nd toe).
  • Imagine all of your weight sinking down to this point.
  • Visualise roots extending out from this point down deep into the ground.
  • Stand like this for a few moments, allowing your body to relax and breathe deeply

If after this you still feel a bit spacey other things that will help you to ground your energies are:

  • Stamp your feet, especially if you can do it barefoot and outside on actual earth.
  • Eat a small piece of chocolate, bread, cake or biscuits (remember how Harry Potter recovered from the Dementor attack? Chocolate is our friend!)
  • Hold a piece of one of the grounding crystals such as haematite, black obsidian, black tourmaline or jet.